20 years ago (1985)
Overnight temperatures dropped below zero as Brainerd received an early dose of bitter cold.
30 years ago (1975)
Ground-breaking ceremonies are scheduled Dec. 15 for Northwestern Bell Telephone Company's new building at Sixth and Maple, part of a four-year $7.8 million improvement project.
40 years ago (1965)
R.J. LaCourse was named "Pratmakare" of the Year by the Hub Coffee Club this morning. The award is made annually by the club, which has been meeting for more than 20 years. "Pratmakare" is a Swedish word meaning "talker."
60 years ago (1945)
Special: Turkey dinner, 40, Friday and Saturday. Scott's Luncheonette.
Donuts, all kinds to take out, 30 dozen, Boeder's Diner.
80 years ago (1925)
Ward Harrison, director of Illuminating Engineering for the General Electric Co., favors a single street light. So Brainerd, with its single lights illuminating streets, is in the very forefront of municipal progress.
100 years ago (1905)
J.M. Graham left for Aitkin this afternoon.
J.M. Elder is able to be out again after a slight indisposition.
Dr. J.A. Thabes left for St. Mathias this afternoon, called to attend a patient.
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